GENEALOGY: The Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paul Bunyan Museum in Carson Park.

A short business meeting will be followed with a program by Darrek Orwig, a local author who will talk about his book, Somewhere Over There, which is the artwork and writings of a Midwestern soldier in World War I.

The experiences he documents compare favorably to what soldiers from the Eau Claire area would have endured.

The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 715-874-6678 or visit

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RESEARCH SHOWCASE: The 2018 Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Gala at UW-River Falls will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center at UW-River Falls.

The family and community-friendly event is free to attend.

Undergraduates from all disciplines will present their work through interactive displays, research posters, slide shows and art exhibits on subjects ranging from piglet health to GIS mapping to cutting-edge cancer research.

Student-made cheeses and sausage from Falcon Foods will be available for sampling along with other refreshments.

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ACT PREP CLASSES: UW-Eau Claire’s Continuing Education is hosting an ACT prep course for high school students from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays from Dec. 15 to Feb. 16. There will be no classes on Dec. 22 or Dec. 29.

The eight-session course features test prep classes on math, scientific reasoning, English, writing, reading and a new general test taking skills session.

Cost is $199, which includes 21 classroom hours, two complete practice tests and the Princeton Review textbook.

Register online at

Contact: 715-833-9207,